Pumpkin Beer | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

11 IBU

Added by maxpower on 10-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
619
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
17.08%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 619 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of ReggieWeiss
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jas868
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jelitikasez
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this just after Schlafly pumpkin ale. I think I'd have liked O'Fallon's more if I hadn't just had the Schlafly. O'Fallon's is lighter in every respect. This makes it better with a meal (went with curried fish just fine), but I prefer the stronger, richer, sweeter, center-of-attention Schlafly. This very likely has more to do with personal preference rather than quality of the brew. Finding that for the most part I like thick, dark, sweet stouts. This might have been a good summer beer, when I was looking for something a little lighter without being thin or watery.

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Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenhousedrummer
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew itself looks quite nice upon pouring with a luminous copper color but the white head dissipates quickly. It smells of pumpkin, clove and sweet candy. The taste is balanced with a nice spicy bite midway, leaving way to pumpkin pie. Nearly perfect. I find most pumpkin beers overdo it on the cinnamon and nutmeg, leaving a harsh aftertaste that leaves me shuddering. I think a good pumpkin ale should taste like, well, pumpkin. A great session beer, I am impressed with the balance here.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, joshstl! Not a great look here - the head looks fizzy and has terrible duration, plus the copper-colored body is murky. As far as the aroma goes, I do get some pumpkin spicing (cinnamon and nutmeg) that doesn't seem harsh or oppressive. Problem is, there really isn't a whole lot to the nose beyond that and some caramel malt. I'm surprised how well the flavor profile mimics pumpkin pie. Yes, I do get some nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove; but I also pick up flavors of vanilla cream and caramel on the back end. The cinnamon isn't overdone (though nutmeg is quite bold), and it doesn't finish harshly. It doesn't have the most exciting or vibrant feel; drinkability is good regardless. I don't always enjoy this style, but this is pulled off well.

3.3/5: Well, I guess Missouri brewers know their way around pumpkin ale!

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As for pumpkin beers . . . I did not enjoy this one. Just had a very watered down pumpkin flavor with no other spices or flavors to complement or support.

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Photo of jmiah22
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft and in a bottle.
L: Pours a nice amber color with a white head that is fast dissipating. No Lacing.
S: Wonder nose with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
T: Cinnamon is the first noticeable flavor with a nice pumpkin washdown.
F: Light, average carbonation, but a very refreshing beer.
O: I find this to be hands down one of the better pumpkin beers out there. It has excellent balance with just the right amount of cinnamon and pumpkin. I look forward to the release of this beer every year. I had this on draft on my kegerator and would swirl the rim of the glass in cinnamon and sugar and guests absolutely loved this!

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Photo of Maish
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 30helens
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boblemo
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MHH3091
4.71/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes strongly of pumpkin and spices. If you are looking for a subtle spice taste then this might not be for you.

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Photo of MichPaul
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 619 ratings.
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